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Uncle-Pekka

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Uncle-Pekka last won the day on March 25 2015

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About Uncle-Pekka

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    the Breeze - I keep blowing down the road...
  • Birthday 11/25/1962

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    http://public.fotki.com/mobilisti/1948-dodge-d24-cust/
  • Biography
    Born in early 60's, raised in a country village/small town in Finnish west coast
  • Occupation
    Sales engineer, industrial drives

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    Male
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    Jyvaskyla, Central Finland
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Dodge D24 Custom 4D sedan, mounted a R10 OD (taken from a '54 Savoy)

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    Jyväskylä Central Finland, '48 D24 4D
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    1948 Dodge D24 Custom 4D sedan, late serial nr. probably Dec. '48 or Jan. '49

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  1. Uncle-Pekka

    Looking around for snow plow found this

    I'd LOVE to have that tuff doodlebug for my snowplow up here north! A snowplow does not need cabin nor windows, heck , them would only be steamed inside & frost up outside. Good thick woolen pullover, knit cap and fur coat is what keeps man warm not to forget woolen socks and heavy leather boots. Cabins are for sissies. p.s. Only issue I can see, the plow plate itself is tiny... especially it is not tall enough in vertical direction. You cannot do much with a low small "bar" like that... However, the main thing, the engine is loaded with torque - the plow is easy to fix.
  2. Uncle-Pekka

    Inspection Camera for Valves

    Excuse me being a foreigner, I came to doubt my english skills... By the 1st paragraph I thought I understand the principle of "the dollar bill test", the exhaust should not blow & suck, but just blow the fumes out - Ok? However, in the last quoted sentence you state that your healthy smooth running engine does not pass the test - Sorry I'm confused, what you mean to say?
  3. Uncle-Pekka

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    The listing says "based on 1929 model A" and even "used 1929 model A ford", however, looking at the photos I cannot spot one single part that would come from model A ford. Looks like someone has build "home made" on a chevelle chassis - not my cup of tea. Worms, termites and woodpeckers can have it all I care...
  4. Uncle-Pekka

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    What about this? - Quite a fleet there?
  5. Uncle-Pekka

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Another desperate attemp; the text said "Oct. 1941, Little Falls, NY" 3x Dodge trucks - the best looking trucks of all times, IMO.
  6. Uncle-Pekka

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Let me try to guide this thread back to track (as pink panter cartoon is not "interesting photo..." to me... IMHO) The following may neither be interesting to all of you, but hopefully to some of you... Is that a special bodied 1948 Packard as a taxi cab in foreground? At least two of DeSoto taxi cabs around...
  7. Uncle-Pekka

    Junkyard Photos

    Sigh... I so wish we'd still have salvage yards like that here as well... In the 60's & 70's when I was kid they were around. Been almost 40 years when they started to clean up & close them up. Boy that process was fast. Today I don't know any to get any salvage parts, never mind new or old models, none. Back in 70's shopping for used car parts at salvage yard could be economical, useful & FUN all the same time!
  8. Uncle-Pekka

    Electrical issues

    Hi 49wind - Did you mentioned, that your ampere meter was "clicking"? I've noticed that it does clicking noises (and whips needle from zero to full) if there's a short circuit somewhere in the system. Notice, that there are no fuses for starter, generator nor for the lights. Check all the wiring and replace every suspicious cable. The ones for courtesy lights are the hardest to follow. Unfortunately they are also most prone for short circuit by loosing insulative cover, because they run between the roof and head liner where it gets very hot due the sun.
  9. Uncle-Pekka

    1942 chrysler windsor

    Congratulations for the awesome find, Monsieur Adrian! I like the 1942 C the best of all 40's Mopars, it has clean design, the best looking front end and the coolest brightwork. The 40's Mopars drive as good as any 50's US car and the flathead engines are reliable as work horse. Grab it, enjoy it, and keep us posted! The P15-D24 forum is the best web page for any informatio or advise you possible will ever need. Welcome to our crowd!
  10. Uncle-Pekka

    Old car heaven

    Mouth watering Mopars, indeed! Great collection. Would be very interesting auction to attend.
  11. Uncle-Pekka

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Never seen such set up live. Would you care to share the story behind this picture? I'd be interested. The lathe is small, for a particular purpose? I guess it takes power from the car transmission? Is there a special clutch or do you need to jack up the rear end while turning...?
  12. Uncle-Pekka

    How to keep the mice away?

    Cats. The. Only. Logical. Answer.
  13. Uncle-Pekka

    Fire at Country Classic cars

    Also Hemmings covered the accident. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/08/09/five-alarm-fire-causes-extensive-damage-at-country-classic-cars/?refer=news
  14. Uncle-Pekka

    Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    After searching the cabinets I found my parts book. Looks like there's only one part number for the piston and piston seal, the cylinder end boot as well. Thus the conclusion would be the rubber sealings must be the same for all rear, front upper & lower cylinders, see below page...
  15. Uncle-Pekka

    Detail question on the wheel cylinder rubber sealings

    Thanks Tim, Yes, mine is the common 4D sedan, thus 11" drums. Now that I take a closer look, the Dorman 12222 says bore 1 1/8, all other say 12" drum, thus the first one would fit all my wheel cylinders. Thanks again, Pekka
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